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Rise up- you can do this!

Posted on March 5, 2017 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (1382)

There are some songs that just touch my core when I hear them- the most recent one is from Andra Day called "Rise Up". Some of the lyrics go like this; "And I'll rise up, I'll rise like the day, I'll rise up, I'll rise unafraid, I'll rise up, And I'll do it a thousand times again".... As parents, we face so much. But We will rise up to love, to learn and to be the best we can for our children. Sometimes the answer comes when talking to someone or the answer may come in the quiet of the night.... I know its hard sometimes, when you can't bridge that gap between yourself and a loved one- but when you think of something that fills your heart with hope- thats when the fear goes away and light returns....  We are so much stronger than we give ourselves credit for.  Sometimes the answer isn't clear, or easy, but you know you can rise to creating a better tomorrow.

emotional bridges- try not to burn them.....

Posted on February 10, 2017 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (281)

I read this recently- "Hurting someone can be as easy as throwing a stone in the sea.  But do you have any idea how deep that stone can go?"  It's so difficult when you are angry to hold ones tongue. We are all guilty of it.  They say take the emotion out when you speak.  It takes so much practice- yet who wants to be that upset all the time right? so when you are angry, try to put the conversation on hold- say you need to take a break before discussing further for the sake of the relationship.....  take a walk, take time to cry and yell in an empty  place, or whatever you need to do!- and when you are calmer, call the other person back - or ask to speak to them one on one- DONT DO THIS ON EMAIL!   if you have said something out of anger- apologize first- then speak calmly but speak your truth- in the "I" form- I felt hurt when... from my perspection i saw it like this.....  no YOU are a jerk, and YOu are a (blank)- that Aint gonna work ;)  so again, breath.....  and if you need a break, take it, then resume the conversation.....  its not easy, not for anyone, but the more practice you get at focusing on the issue, not emotions, you will soon see the benefit of conducting yourself in this manner is better for all....

holiday time!

Posted on December 14, 2016 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Even though this time can be very stressful, take the time to sit down and talk with your loved ones and friends during this wonderful time!

Sometimes the holidays are the only times we see certain people. Make the best of it! Put down the devices and do actual "Face Time".  Connecting with others makes the best type of relationship building "live". All the best to your friends and families!

holiday time!

Posted on December 14, 2016 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Even though this time can be very stressful, take the time to sit down and talk with your loved ones and friends during this wonderful time!

Sometimes the holidays are the only times we see certain people. Make the best of it! Put down the devices and do actual "Face Time".  Connecting with others makes the best type of relationship building "live". All the best to your friends and families!

Fall Weather!

Posted on September 28, 2016 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Now that we all are getting in the swing of balancing work, homework again, and Sports schedules, try to ease in some quality downtime with your children.  How about creating a game night, or a friday evening hot chocolate tradition with cookies, something where you detach from devices and key into each other.  Being "Present" with each other is the foundation of closeness...  really listening to each other without the hassles of work, or having to contend with an iphone/ipad, and really being "present" with each other... you may learn new things that are going on that you never had the opportunity to learn about!

SCHOOL time!!

Posted on September 5, 2016 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Are your sweeties nervous or excited about the beginning of school!? is it a combination of both? If we remind our children that they are ready to show their smarts and meet new friends then you will paint a positive picture and can show them they handle all that comes their way! You are there to support, love and guide them with a loving and attentive ear when they need you! Spend a little extra time wtih each child - a little one on one time- to allow them to talk to you about any worries that may be on their minds- when you reasure them, they will feel like little superstars ready to impress their teachers!

Good luck to you and yours on this yearly transition! Please let me know if I can be of help at any juncture in this journey!

Warmest Regards from your Life Coach, Christine

Summer is definitely here!

Posted on August 10, 2016 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

With all this heat, I'm hoping you and your families are taking the time to create life long memories together! Whether at the beach, or playing cards or games inside (because this heat is just so oppressive at times!) i hope you are taking some down time to be with your loved ones.  Enjoy!

A great book

Posted on June 26, 2016 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (99)

So i'm watching a show that is talking about Bryan Stevenson- he is a lawyer who wrote a book "Just Mercy" - he is a Human Rights Activist who discusses living ones calling, giving a voice to the powerless and how it has changed his life by working with people on death row-  and before you think Oh Boy- it is about the beginning journeys of these in-row mates and their journeys (before the final crime occured) These men were found innocent, or no evidence found yet were still out on death row due to social politics. it seems to be more about the human spirit than anything legal-but how we treat each other has a more profound impact than you think...

Learning every day-

Posted on June 21, 2016 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. - Winston S. Churchill

In life, aren't there tons of projects, events and things going on?  Focus and do your best with each item. You can do the best you can with the Information you currently have. Have faith in all you do if you have given it your all.  If you feel that it could've been done better, mark it in your mind as an "enhancement" next time and never give up. We learn EVERY Day don't we? Don't be too hard on yourself- have courage to keep your head up high and keep the goal in mind that you have! Keep Up the Great Work!


 

Is someone dulling your shine?

Posted on June 9, 2016 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

"Let go of the people who dull your shine, poison your spirit, and bring you drama. Cancel your subscription to their issues"

...... I saw this and i thought how perfect is this and how true.... we forget there are people that depleat our energy and there are people who build us up... We don't need people who poison us-  politely excuse yourself when you feel their drama and find a happier place to be.


 


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